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Brook, Adriana – McGill Journal of Education, 2022
Critics of the neoliberal university argue that grading undermines student learning. In this article, I survey the literature in order to ascertain whether such critiques are supported by pedagogical research. Investigating the relationship between grading and motivation, feedback, and autonomy, respectively, I conclude that grades most often do…
Descriptors: Grading, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Neoliberalism
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Sokal, Laura; Eblie Trudel, Lesley – McGill Journal of Education, 2022
Over fifty years of research investigating teacher burnout has resulted in a well-accepted model of burnout that involves three dimensions: exhaustion, depersonalization, and loss of accomplishment. Recently, a new cause of teacher attrition has been proposed called "demoralization," on the argument that demoralization is a distinct…
Descriptors: Teacher Burnout, Well Being, Teaching Experience, Teacher Morale
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Olayiwola, Shina – McGill Journal of Education, 2022
This article examines the level of research involvement among educational stakeholders in the process of educational policy-making and implementation in Nigeria. It attributes the transformational challenges confronting the secondary school system in Nigeria to the epistemological question: "What is the relationship between the knower or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Educational Policy, Research Methodology
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White, Boyd Eric – McGill Journal of Education, 2020
This article takes its direction from notable educators such as John Dewey and Elliot Eisner who argue in favour of endorsing uncertainty and related responses within educational practice. The argument is a push­back against current emphasis on standardization, with its accompanying focus on single right answers that don't do justice to the…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Educational Practices, Ambiguity (Context), Standards
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Lipset, Michael – McGill Journal of Education, 2020
The author examines a federally funded internship program he organized while serving as the director of the High School for Recording Arts Los Angeles program. The school paid students to operate their own record label. Under the American Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, approved organizations provide paid, for-credit internships to young…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Internship Programs, Partnerships in Education, Music
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Burkholder, Casey M.; Chase, Allen – McGill Journal of Education, 2020
What creative approaches might be harnessed to encourage social critique and action in pre-service Geography teacher education? By reflecting on an assignment in Casey's Introduction to Teaching Geography class where pre-service teachers (including Allen) visually mapped a worker's labour for a day on unceded and unsurrendered Wolastoqiyik…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Social Studies, Preservice Teacher Education
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Ihnatovych, Diana – McGill Journal of Education, 2020
Independence and critical thinking are crucial for survival in our contemporary world. Learners and new teachers in training should be trusted to discover and develop their own voice in teaching and learning and be encouraged to surrender expectation to produce predetermined outcomes by strictly following scripted curriculum because it is…
Descriptors: Creative Teaching, Learning Processes, Creative Thinking, Educational Change
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James, Kedrick; Horst, Rachel; Takeda, Yuya Peco; Morales, Esteban – McGill Journal of Education, 2020
The Patch workshop explores creative/critical analyses that can map the collectively relevant topoi of semiosis in linguistic texts according to the three ecologies as articulated by Félix Guattari. As creative pedagogues both in service and critical of creative economics, we valourize a generative practice, one that results in successive creative…
Descriptors: Semiotics, Computer Software, Computational Linguistics, Collaborative Writing
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Rosenberg, Aron; Starr, Lisa – McGill Journal of Education, 2020
This article analyzes the potential for reshaping disciplinary divides by engaging with theories and movements that relate to educational change. Generating educational structures that diverge from conventional discipline-based models are a common way of attempting contemporary educational reforms. Interdisciplinary approaches are analyzed in this…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Maxwell, Bruce – McGill Journal of Education, 2019
Quebec's Ethics and Religious Culture program (ERC) requires teachers to adopt a professional stance of pedagogical impartiality. This article examines the complex regulatory framework surrounding the impartiality requirement from the perspectives of teachers' legally recognized right to professional autonomy, their constitutional rights to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethics, Teacher Behavior, Professional Autonomy
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Janzen, Melanie D.; Schwartz, Karen – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
Discourses of children as deficient and deviant are common within the education system and shape the ways in which educators interact with and respond to children. To illustrate this, we conducted a critical discourse analysis of a provincial policy document that directs schools in the development of Codes of Conduct. Drawing on poststructural…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Behavior Problems, Ethics, Educational Policy
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Hanson, Aubrey Jean – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
This paper makes a case for attending to the resurgence of Indigenous literary arts in taking up the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Calls to Action in teacher education. I argue that Indigenous literary arts can help to foster relational understandings between readers and Indigenous communities: stories have the capacity to open…
Descriptors: Literature, Indigenous Populations, Teacher Education, Foreign Countries
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Miles, James – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
This paper argues that history educators and teachers are uniquely implicated in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action through their responsibility to teach Indigenous and Canadian history, including the injustices of settler colonialism. After examining the politics of Canada's ongoing truth and reconciliation process, this…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Teacher Responsibility
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MacDonald, Jennifer; Markides, Jennifer – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
Education for reconciliation is centered on renewing Indigenous-settler relations. In this article, two graduate students share their experiences as they endeavour to take up a praxis for reconciliation. Positioned by their different cultural identities, they join in a duoethnographic conversation, to reflect on their learning and to share their…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Self Concept, Foreign Countries, Land Settlement
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Koelwyn, Ryan – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
This paper draws on "reintegrative shame" (engaging the offender(s) in discussions of the moral dimensions of the act), and scholars who position shame as transformative. This paper reasserts shame as an ethical matter arguing that reconciliation is a particular response to the historical shame generated from the establishment of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, Ethics, Canada Natives
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